124 T1 Negative Emotion – Tense



In a state of mental or nervous tension.

Practical Tips

  1. Focus on your muscles one by one, starting with your face, relaxing them as you work down your body.
  2. Feel the pressure release itself. Relax your stomach.
  3. Take deep breaths.
  4. Smile and ‘go with the flow’.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I know I can remind myself to relax when I feel tense.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will feel Tense, is when I allow myself to.


Example Challenges

We are going on holiday and are late for the flight!   (DC013)



“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
– Joan Lunden